Alabama remains the heavy favorite and Louisville is third choice. I see a lot of value betting against Alabama, if you are into that type of thing. I believe Alabam is the best team but their kryptonite is a dual-threat quarterback. Ohio State, Louisville and Clemson (who I believe should all be in the playoffs) all have quarterbacks who posses the dual-threat ability. D. Watson accounted for 478 yards and 4 touchdowns last year in the national championship game vs Alabama. I know Clemson didn’t end up winning but they were close. This year, if the top 4 betting choices make the playoffs, Bama would have to face its kryptonite in the semifinal and final game in order to win the championship. From a betting value standpoint I say no thank you. I’ll put my money with my heart and lay it all on my Cards!
- Here are the updated odds to win the college football playoffs from sportsbook.ag
For the first time all season, the Louisville offense appeared out of sorts in the first quarter. Lamar started the game missing receivers, forcing passes, and the running game was never really there for the speedy quarterback. Once the offense settled down, we saw the nation’s top ranked offense do what we’ve become accustomed to, put a lot of points on the scoreboard.
Louisville’s offense recorded a season low 7 points in the first quarter. Then the second quarter began. Lamar found his tight end, Cole Hikutini in the end zone twice, ran for a score, and then found Reggie Bonnafon in the end zone to close out a 28 point second quarter to go into halftime up 35-7. The announcers were not shy in their disappointment in the Louisville offense early on. It seemed as though no matter what the offense did right, there was always something they could’ve been doing better. As a fan, I’ve never experienced a team being so critiqued while building an insurmountable lead but that’s where we are now in the program which is a great thing.
This week on 55…..
We close in on the season finale of 55. We talk about the Cards trips to Seattle and Tampa. Sweet 16 and National Champions? Yeah we got those too. We talk about everything in the world of Cardinal Athletics and I do mean EVERYTHING. We talk the latest episodes of the Cardinal Sports Zone podcasts which you can find at CardinalSportsZone.com/podcast (Cheap Pop). We ask again, what’s next in the ever-changing world of 55? We let you continue to teas you later after many weeks of clues. WAYNE 1K! just as I told you….
Without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..
In case you missed it, or just want to see it again, here is the “One Shining Moment” video that was played after UConn won the National Championship on Monday night.
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday October 4th through Sunday October 6th around CardNation:
On Friday October 4th:
*In Field Hockey Pels’ Goal in OT Lifts No. 17 Field Hockey to a 2-1 Win over No. 18 Temple
*In Volleyball, Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 10 kills and a block to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-19, 25-14, 25-17 sweep of The American Conference foe SMU Friday night in Dallas.
*In Mens Golf, The first day of the seventh annual Brickyard Collegiate golf tournament, Robin Sciot-Siegrist fired a 3-under-par 69 as the University of Louisville Men’s Golf team fired a 1-over par 289. The Cardinals are in fifth place just seven shots behind second-ranked Georgia Tech.
*In Men’s Tennis, The University of Louisville Men’s Tennis team picked up two singles wins and a doubles victory on the first day of Notre Dame’s Bobby Bayliss Invitational. Freshmen Felipe Frias and Eric Bonfre won their singles matches with Frias defeating Western Michigan’s Stephen Payne 3-6,, 6-4, 6-1 and Bonfre topping Cleveland State’s Matt Kuelker 6-2, 6-3. Frias teamed with junior Chris Simich o beat Notre Dame’s Dougie Barnard and Eddy Covalschi 8-5 in doubles.